“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts” ~ C.S. Lewis
On January 15th, Ohio Christian University presented “The Most Reluctant Convert” at the Ministry and Performing Arts Center. The show has toured the United States and England to rave reviews and packed houses.
The story of the conversion of C.S. Lewis from avowed atheist to one of the 20th century's greatest Christian authors, speakers, and apologists, was performed by actor Max McLean, embodying Lewis and taking us on a life-impacting journey. Lewis’s books such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Surprised by Joy, The Great Divorce and so many more have impacted the lives of millions of children and adults. His talks on the BBC, which became the book Mere Christianity, helped British People find courage and peace during the very dark days of WWII.
Ohio Chrisitan is excited to bring shows such as this to the OCU campus and city of Circleville, putting both on display as a place where intelligent, thought-provoking theatre and performance from a Christian worldview can be experienced. A Christian university has the responsibility of challenging Christian believers to think, and performances such as “The Most Reluctant Convert,” serve that purpose well.
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil” - C.S. Lewis.